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Debra Tidball is an author, social worker, blogger and children's book reviewer. Her first picture book, 'When I See Grandma' was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year and won the children’s book category of the CALEB award in 2014. Her second, 'The Scared Book,' is a CBCA Notable and heaps of interactive fun with sneaky opportunities for kids to learn about conquering their fears. Debra also has flash fiction and short stories published in anthologies and The School Magazine. An energetic speaker, Debra loves engaging an audience with stories and games to spark imagination.

Wife of one, mother of two and caretaker to a menagerie of furry (and sometimes feathery) friends, she lives in suburban Sydney.
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Adventures in KidLitLand April/May 2021

PictureMe, The Governor & Amelia McInerney I wanted to start off this news with the most exciting part of the last couple of months, and give a BIG SHOUT OUT to the CBCA NSW Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch for the launch of their anthology, Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

This is such a brilliant concept, and not just because I have a poem in it! It's a wonderful collection of bite-sized stories, poetry Read more of this blog post »
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Let Her Go by Dawn Barker
Let Her Go
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The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
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This rating is more a reflection of how this book made me feel, than the writing. Wood is an amazing storyteller, but I found this book too depressing to enjoy.
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The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey
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Intriguing, engaging and sometimes (morbidly) humorous reflection on living with crippling anxiety and the effects on family, friends and life in general. I enjoyed this quirky angle on a serious topic.
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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
The Flatshare
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I enjoyed spending time in The Flatshare so much! The characters are charming (except, of course, the Ex) It's a fun, easy to read rom-com with a serious side. I finished it all too-quickly! ...more
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Low Expectations by Stuart Everly-Wilson
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This is a brilliant book! I found it a hard, yet rewarding read. Hard, because of the many ugly, malicious, cruel people in Devon's small community, and his (understandable) bitter, cynical attitude towards life. Rewarding because of the remarkable, ...more
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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Hamnet
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This novel transported me to Shakespearean times and kept me immersed in the fascinating imagining of the life and times of Shakespeare's family. Having been fortunate enough to have had a tour of the Globe theatre, the London settings really came al ...more
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
" Rebecca wrote: "Are you reading this book at the same time @jenniwren?" I don't think so - I read it in November, and only just realised I hadn't revi ...more "
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
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Sublime! I loved this book so much that I gave it to all my friends for Christmas, and they loved it to. An enchanting, gentle, kind story despite the Russian revolutionary backdrop. Perfect for a pandemic lockdown read! This book has become one of m ...more
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All Of Us Together by Bill Condon
All Of Us Together
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I received a free copy of this book as a gift, with no expectation of posting a review - but I loved it so much that I had to post:

I found this book un-put-down-able. A gentle yet gutsy story that pulls no punches about how tough things were for fami
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